Updates and Breaking News

Feds give Texas temporary extension of $3.1B Medicaid waiver

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas announced Monday that the federal government had approved its request for a temporary extension of a $3.1 billion annual Medicaid waiver — despite the Republican-controlled Legislature’s refusal to embrace a key component of the White House’s signature health care law.

The agreement, which the Health and Human Services Commission called a “big win for Texas,” extends for 15 months, through 2017, a waiver first granted in 2011 that had been set to expire Sept.…

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Open Meetings Week of May 1 – 7

City Council

Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 a.m.

The Council will discuss  and consider the appointment of vacant at large position on the Council. The Oath of office will be administered.

The Council will also hear and consider a request from Don McWhorter for a Flag Retirement Ceremony to be held at the Boys and Girls Club of Brownfield.…

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Early Voting Starts

Nearly 500 Terry County residents made their way to the polls in the first week of early voting in the May 7 Municipal election.

Early voting will continue through May 3.

Elections Administrator Krystal Valentin reported 412 votes cast at the Terry County Annex by the close of business Friday.

At 5 p.m.…

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Sports Updates

Area 3-1A Track Results

The Area 3-1A Track and Field Meet was held at Frenship High School on Thursday, April 21. This Meet was a meeting between Districts 5 and 6. The top four finishers in each event qualified for the Regional Meet to be held on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at South Plains College in Levelland.…

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Cub and Lady Cub Regional Track Qualifiers

These Cubs and Lady Cubs are advancing to the Regional Track Meet next week after strong performances Thursday at the Area Meet in Denver City. They are: (back row, left to right) Autumn Williams, Jezreel Griffin, Isaias Martinez, Darius Kyle, and Alex McCrary. Also (front row, left to right) Jasmine Fields, Rachel Hawkins, Ketara Williams, Victoria Elizardo, Braelee Salas, Scout Welps, and Lissa Rodriguez.…

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McCrary names 3A Player of the Year

At a press conference following the Brownfield Runnin’ Cubs State Championship win over East Chambers last month, a reporter asked the opposing coach how his team prepared for the game.

His answer was simple — “guard Alex McCrary.”

That is the kind of presence the 5’10” senior point guard was whenever he was on the court for the Cubs this season.…

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Area News

“Wake Up America” Theme of Day of Prayer


Our Nation’s 65th Annual National Day of Prayer will be held on Thursday, May 5.

The National Day of Prayer had its beginnings on April 17, 1952, when Mr. Conrad Hilton of Hilton Hotels and Senator Frank Carlson of Kansas proposed a bill which was passed that the President of the United States was to set aside an appropriate day each year, other than Sunday, as a National Day of Prayer.…

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Relay for Life to be Held

The Terry County Chapter of the American Cancer Society will be hosting the annual Relay for Life Event on Thursday, May 6 at Cub Stadium. The event will begin with a 5:30 registration, and opening ceremony at 6:00 p.m. and will conclude at 12:00 a.m.

There are also events planned leading up to the day of the Relay.…

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Canine Demonstration

Thursday evening, April 21, Brownfield Police Officer Tye Langehennig spoke to a group at ACES about drugs and so much more. Officer Tye gave the group lots of information and answered questions. He  followed this up with a demonstration with his four-legged partner.

 

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